When one of the nations largest power cooperatives, planned to upgrade the chillers at their combined cycle power generating plant in Georgia they asked Black and Veatch to find a service company capable of handling a large project with a very tight timeline. Flotech has a long history and experienced team that came highly recommended. […]
We are very pleased to announce recent promotions in our company. John Allen Jr has assumed the position of President of Flotech, and Caleb Goelz is now CEO. Larkin Goelz is newly positioned as President of Hawk Valve. We pride ourselves on having the best talent possible on our roster. With this team of young, […]
ANNOUNCEMENT Farris Engineering, Curtiss Wright Industrial Division’s Valve Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Flotech as the Farris representative and FAST Center for product sales, support and service across the Florida and Southeastern Georgia Regions. Flotech brings 56 years of experience serving end-users, EPC’s and OEM’s across the Florida and Southeastern Georgia […]
Flotech hard at work adding new brands _________________________________________________________ Pratt Industrial® specializes in the design, engineering, and worldwide distribution of technologically advanced, industrial-use valves and actuators Wafer and Lug Butterfly Valves Knife Gate Valves _________________________________________________________ Farris relief valves _________________________________________________________ The industry’s most rugged, in-line repairable Severe Service valves with the lowest life-cycle cost. Steam Valves Conval […]
Emerson Completes Pentair Valves & Controls Acquisition Deal increases Emerson’s automation portfolio to expand served markets ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2017 – Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced that it has completed the purchase of the Valves & Controls business from Pentair plc (NYSE: PNR) for $3.15 billion. “This acquisition enables us to continue to grow […]
April 23rd- 26th, 2017 Palm Beach County Convention Center West Palm Beach We look forward to connecting with you at the 2017 Florida Water Resources Conference (FWRC). Don’t forget to stop by Booth #242 to meet our team!
Flotech and Pentair Provide Continuing Education at NASA Kennedy Space Center Last week Flotech and Pentair staff conducted a seminar and review of the applicable codes and standards for maintaining pressure relief devices. Over ninety folks from NASA and ULA, including design engineers, system engineers, technicians, safety engineers, quality engineers, and project managers attended the […]
Trimteck Engineered Control Valves for Aerospace Testing Systems Ground testing of turbines, rocket engines, fuel systems and components is critical to ensure flight worthiness. Engineers for these systems and components require valid data to thoroughly understand the operation of the system or individual component under an array of environmental conditions. Trimteck engineers control valves to […]
The Wm. Powell Company recently approved Flotech as an authorized modification and repair facility for Powell Valves. For over 167 years, Powell Valves has been perfecting the way they do business, and it’s evident in the product line. Powell offers a wide variety of industrial valves, such as, gate, globe, check, pressure seal, non-return, cryogenic […]
Come see us at the Cooper Valve booth #4765 at the 2016 Power Generation week in Orlando Florida on December 13-15. Our valve experts will be there to help you understand how Cooper Accuseal metal-seated ball valves can help optimize your operations and deliver reliability to your plant!
Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Last October, record rainfall exceeded that of any tropical cyclone in Carolina history (until Matthew). These record-smashing days of rain created a 1,000-year flood event that left nine people dead and some 40,000 people without safe drinking water in the state. Some parts of the Charleston area received […]
A Flotech paper mill customer was planning the installation of a new pulp stock line for one of their tissue paper machines. Their requirements included a bi -directional, zero leakage valve for dead end service at 150 psi, ambient temperature. The stainless steel valve needed to be automated and setup for fast and simple maintenance […]
WE CREDIT YOU WITH MORE THAN TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW PALM BEACH EVENT DETAILS June 23rd 2016 Hilton Garden Inn Palm Beach Gardens 3505 Kyoto Drive Palm Beach Gardens FL, 33410 (561) 694-5833 Ext: 4006 8AM – 1PM You are invited to join our valve specialists as they address some of the most important issues currently facing […]
WE CREDIT YOU WITH MORE THAN TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW TAMPA EVENT DETAILS June 21st 2016 Hilton Garden Inn 4328 Garden Vista Drive Riverview, FL 33578 8 8AM – 1PM You are invited to join our valve specialists as they address some of the most important issues currently facing the Power Industry, including: – Hard facing matters in the […]
A non-profit, educational and scientific organization, FWRC is a joint conference of the Florida Section American Water Works Association, the Florida Water Environment Association, and the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association. The Florida Water Resources Conference is dedicated to preserving and enhancing Florida’s water environment. Technical workshops, presentations and a vast exhibit hall […]
WE CREDIT YOU WITH MORE THAN TECHNICAL KNOW-HOW Over the next few months, Flotech and the Pentair Power group will be visiting a select number of locations to provide Technical Training Seminars for its key customers. You are invited to join our valve specialists as they address some of the most important issues currently facing the Power Industry, including: […]
Miller Coors needed to upgrade and automate their wort processing line as part of a planned conversion from a coal fired boiler to one using natural gas. Flotech provided the valves, AS-i actuation equipment and the valve experts to manage the installation, they brought the beer. Brewing beer is an age old process and one […]
Trimteck Optimux Control valves Florida sales and service agreement Trimteck, a family owned American company with over 30 years experience designing and manufacturing flow control products has added Flotech as a control valve distributor and service organization in Florida. With a comprehensive line of Optimux™ control valves, actuators, severe service trims and positioners Trimteck engineers […]
A paper mill plant maintenance manager contacted Flotech about problems with stainless steel ball valves on the white liquor clarify tanks. (The solution of caustic and sodium sulfide is referred to as “white liquor” in the pulp/paper industry. These chemicals along with the heat and pressure, release the lignin from the fibers in the wood.) The ball […]
After repeated failures with AWWA resilient seated valves and coated discs this Florida power plant installed (Keystone) RMI triple offset butterfly valves, with Ebonite lining, at their new combined cycle plant. The Ebonite performed like Kryptonite to the super clams in this power plant intake service. About 10 years ago a major power company […]
We stock large diameter valves through 36″ 30″ Crispin AWWA butterfly valves with Limitorque operators ready for shipment. Having large bore valves on the shelf and a full automation shop, allows us to be responsive to customer requirements and reduce plant downtime. Call us with your requirements for large butterfly valves. Now selling Flo-Tite ball […]
Pentair Valves & Controls announces the expansion of its leading Vanessa Triple Offset Valves (TOVs) product line with the launch of the Series 30-RS. The new manual triple offset valve is uniquely designed to address the need for zero leakage isolation in non-critical applications in the oil and gas and process industries. Engineered by the […]
SpaceX’s customer for the DSCOVR mission is the United States Air Force, in conjunction with NOAA and NASA. The DSCOVR launched today, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The DSCOVR satellite will be deployed approximately 35 minutes after liftoff. In this flight, the Falcon 9 rocket will deliver the DSCOVR […]
Congratulations to our customer United Launch Alliance after another successful launch today from the Cape Canaveral Air Station. Flotech and Anderson Greenwood have been providing a specialized low pressure pilot valve used on both the Atlas and Delta rocket programs. Flotech valve service teams test the low pressure pilot valves after each launch. United […]
Flotech released a new version of their customer online safety valve history that will allow customers to access information from any web connected device 24 hours a day, every day. Test reports for specific valves can be accessed by scanning a valve tag with a smartphone. Understanding the history of valve repairs, and parts replacement, […]
Flotech is partnering with Cooper Valve to stock and support the Cooper Accuseal Metal Seated Ball Valve. COOPER® Accuseal is the metal-seated ball valve line of COOPER® Valves. Accuseal joined the COOPER® brand in October of 2013. Severe service metal seated ball valves have become a standard within the power industry where high temperature, high pressure […]
Fluoroseal Inc., a world wide leader in manufacturing sleeved and lined industrial plug valves, announced a distribution agreement with Flotech, Inc. to sell and service their plug valves at power, paper, pulp and mining customers. Flotech will be working with Fluoroseal staff to educate and demonstrate the superior capabilities of the Fluoroseal Plug Valve line to […]
A team of Flotech employees hosted a day long educational valve seminar on capabilities and design characteristics for a variety of Pentair Valves (butterfly, ball, safety) , electric and pneumatic Limitorque valve actuation. In addition to presentations from manufacturer’s representatives from Pentair and Limitorque the seminar included hands on demonstrations for maintenance and operations personnel […]
When maintaining and repairing pressure-relief valves, you can reduce costs, avoid repeat issues and improve safety by understanding the typical repair issues and having an established asset management protocol. In their presentation at the Valve Repair Council Repair Meeting, Bob Donalson and Kevin Simmons of Pentair Valves & Controls gave this sage advice: “Take no […]
In a History of the Holidays video, discover how and when Americans celebrated Independence Day in the past. Although Benjamin Franklin thought we’d celebrate the 2nd of July; the 4th of July is closest to our hearts.
Costs of energy and steam have fluctuated significantly in recent years. When costs were low, economic analysis did not justify repair of steam leaks from gaskets, holes , valves or steam traps. Later, when steam costs escalated dramatically, economics favored the quick repair of these same leak sources. While steam costs vary from time to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Flotech Inc., Jacksonville FL- Announces the addition of the Apollo Valves ball valve product line. Apollo Valves -American-Made Success Since 1928 Conbraco Industries was created when two Detroit-based manufacturers of brass valves and fittings merged in 1928 forming Consolidated Brass Company. Over 80 years later, Conbraco is an American success story. […]
Happy Birthday Thomas Alva Edison, born February 11, 1847, in Milan, Ohio one of the world’s most prolific inventors. Al, the last of seven kids, was one of those inquisitive kids that never stopped asking questions about how things work. This fidgety boy with a hearing problem was maddening to his early teachers who described […]
James Watt was born , January 19th, in 1736 at Greenock, Scotland. He was a mechanical engineer and inventor who’s improvements to the steam engine were a catalyst to the industrial revolution. We have Watts to thank for the steam condenser, horsepower, early control valves and the SI unit of power the watt. After building […]
Erastus Boise Kunkle, born on December 14th, 1836, learned the machine trade from his dad. Kunkle labored in a high pressure job before inventing the relief valve. He worked in the locomotive shops for Pennsylvania Railroad where he invented a lock-up pop safety valve, designed to release steam pressure in locomotive engines. Boiler over pressure was […]
Flotech, a leader in valve repair services in the US southeast, has joined the Valve Repair Council, an affiliate of the Valve Manufacturers Association of America. Flotech supports the mission of the valve repair council which advocates the original equipment manufacturer (OEM ) to repairing valves. The proliferation of valve and actuator repair and rebuild […]
We moved our Jacksonville, Florida distribution center and expanded our inventory of valves, actuators and controls. We planned a customer Open House and BBQ lunch. Customers and Friends came by to meet everyone and enjoy some food, fun and a tour of our facility.
Combination Creates a Global Leader in Water and Fluid Solutions, Equipment Protection and Thermal Management SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, Sept. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Pentair Ltd. (NYSE: PNR) today announced the completion of the merger of Pentair, Inc. and the Flow Control business of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC). Pentair, Inc. and Flow Control have combined to […]
Refining and enhancing the steam cycle power generation process is essential to provide more efficient and cleaner power for the future.But keeping advanced technology operational in a cost-effective way sets the pace of change, writes Philippe Claeys. Supercritical (SC) power stations are becoming more commonplace and the technology behind them is quickly developing into the […]
In addition to the largest Tyco valve inventory in the country, let us show you our valve repair shop, automation shop, tube services division, pattern shop and foundry. Our valve manufacturing partners will be on hand to show you what they have been working on to reduce your downtime and maintenance headaches while we fix you lunch. […]
We moved our Jacksonville, Florida distribution center and expanded our inventory of valves, actuators and controls. We have planned a customer Open House and BBQ lunch for Thursday, October 7th from 11:00 until 3:00. Please come by meet everyone and enjoy some food, fun and a tour of our facility.